William Eldridge - Selected Electroacoustic Music


 Reedy Creek (2009) (9:51)

Reedy Creek was constructed entirely from original recordings of the sounds of the alto saxophone (key slaps, single notes, tremolos and a few brief passages). Techniques employed include granular synthesis, convolution and algorithmic composition using Csound Massage, the composer's own software for generating and manipulating Csound note statements. The work is named for a tributary of the James River and is dedicated to Sheri Oyan, the extraordinary saxophonist who recorded the source sounds.

Yogurt Music (1999) (2:08)

Yogurt Music was improvised on a hand-held, light-controlled monophonic analog synthesizer the composer designed and built into an eight-ounce yogurt cup. The melodies are based on the subharmonic series (frequency times 1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4...), which is the inversion of the harmonic series (frequency times 1, 2, 3, 4...). Eight copies of the improvisation were subjected to differing types of digital signal processing and mixed into the final heterophonic composition.
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